bulimia

 /bjuːˈlɪmɪə/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
bu•lim•i•a /byuˈlɪmiə, -ˈlimiə, bu-/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]

    Psychiatrya disturbance in eating habits marked by repeated instances of overeating followed by intentional vomiting or fasting.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bulimia /bjuːˈlɪmɪə/ n
  1. pathologically insatiable hunger, esp when caused by a brain lesion
  2. Also called: bulimia nervosa a disorder characterized by compulsive overeating followed by vomiting: sometimes associated with anxiety about gaining weight
Etymology: 17th Century: from New Latin, from Greek boulimia, from bous ox + limos hunger



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